We hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday and has a well-deserved rest.
This week we have been settling back into our school routines. We have recapped our phonics sounds and talked about our Christmas holiday. We have discussed what we are thankful for and the different ways we can show thankfulness.
This week we have been completing lots of Christmas activities. We have decorated our classroom and our Christmas tree, making our own decorations. We have written letters to Father Christmas, pretended to be elves fixing toys and have helped Mrs Claus make mincepies. We have also made our own Christmas cards and practised our Christmas songs ready for our video performance!
This week, we have been learning all about 2d shapes. We have gone on 'shape hunts' around the school and have used mathematical vocabulary to describe the shapes that we have found. We have also been practising segmenting and blending CVC words during phonics. This week, we have changed our roleplay to a Santa's grotto and the children have come up with a list of ideas of what they would like to have in the area.
This week, we were learning all about superheroes (following the keen interests of many children within the class). We have looked at the story ‘Supertato’ and have made our own Supertatoes using real potatoes, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and card. We have changed our roleplay to a ‘Superheroes headquarters’ where we have been dressing up, making masks and reading and writing missions. Outside, we have created our own obstacle courses and vehicles using our big blocks and experimented with different ways of moving.
On Friday, the Evil Pea took our snack and stuck some around our classroom. We had to work together to find the Evil Pea and set traps for him and get the rest of our snack back! We wrote ‘Wanted’ posters and put these up around the school to see if anyone had seen him.
Children in Need
This week, we have learnt all about ‘Children in Need’. We have discussed the importance of this special event and talked about some ideas of what people do to raise money to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We read the story ‘Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser’ and changed our roleplay area into a ‘spotty party’ for Pudsey bear. We made invitations to the ‘spotty party’ and created our own Pudsey ears. We painted our own ‘paint by number’ Pudsey bears.
This week we have also been learning all about the number 4. We have made the number block 4 and have made towers with different coloured blocks to see how many ways we could make the number 4. We have practised subitising and have sang lots of number songs.
AUT 2, Week 2:
This week, we have started to join daily collective worship with the whole school.
We have also been learning all about Remembrance Day. We have watched videos about Remembrance Day and held a 2-minute silence to remember the soldiers. We have created our own poppy pictures and talked about why the poppy is important. We have created our own poppy collages and have also printed our own poppy pictures using apples and sponges in paint. We practised our cutting skills by cutting out shapes to create our own poppies and have practised our fine motor skills. We have also created 'egg box poppies' to add to the whole school poppy display. (Please see below for a photo of all the classes poppies together on the display).
Throughout the week, we have also discussed our Christian Value focus for this half term: Thankfulness. All the children suggested something that they were thankful for and these have been written on flowers. These are now displayed on our class window, along with our 'stained-glass window' crosses.
This week we have continued to learn about repeating patterns. We have created our own repeating patterns and explored patterns around us. Mrs Askham visited us to teach us all about Diwali. Some of the children dressed up in Indian costumes and all of the children joined in with some Diwali activities.
We have also practised writing our names and have started our handwriting sessions, practising the correct letter formation for 'satpin'.
Autumn Term 2
I hope you have all had a nice half term holiday :). A short, but busy week back!
We have been learning all about Diwali (The festival of lights) and will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks (as well as Bonfire night, Remembrance Day and Children in Need etc). Next week, we will be having a visitor, who celebrates Diwali, to come and do some fun activities with us. We will be making clay diya lamps and we will also be doing some Diwali cooking.
This week we have started Dough Disco to help strengthen the muscles in our fingers and help our pencil control. In phonics, we have continued to practise our segmenting and blending our satpin sounds. We have practised writing our names using the correct letter formation and practised our pencil control.
In Maths, we have been looking at different patterns. We have created our own Rangoli patterns for Diwali.
Lots of the children have also enjoyed creating models using junk modelling and creating firework pictures.
This week, we have been looking at the story of the'Gruffalo'. We have practised retelling the story and have completed lots of Gruffalo related activities. Our roleplay corner has changed to be a Gruffalo's cafe and we have made Gruffalo headbands where we have practised our cutting skills.
In phonics, we have practised our first set of sounds (s,a,t,p,i,n) and have played lots of intial sound games. We will continue to practise these and will start to segment and blend 2 and 3 letter words next week. Reading books with words will follow shortly.
The children have enjoyed lots of mark making activities this week and have been practising how to write their names using the correct letter formation. They have also enjoyed singing lots of nursery rhymes and songs
This week, we have learnt all about the bones in our bodies. We have read the story 'Funny Bones' and created our own funny bones people using craft straws. We have played 'Simon Says' using some of the new vocabulary that we have learnt.
We have also started our phase 2 phonics sounds this week. We have learnt 's','a','t' and 'p'.
We have practised writing these in sand and have sorted pictures and objects by their initial sounds.
In Maths, we have practised sorting and grouping objects in different ways and have also matched objects using pictures. In RE, we have looked at the 'Creation Story' and have talked about some things that Christians' believe. Throughout the week, we have also practised ordering and writing our names. We practised holding our pens correctly and practised our scissor skills.
The children have also enjoyed 'Farm yoga' in PE and have loved playing on a range of gross motor skills equipment such as bikes, scooters and diddy cars.
A busy but fun week had by all! :)
This week we have enjoyed lots of fun activities. We have learnt about the season 'Autumn' and played a guess the Autumnal object game. We painted Autumn pictures and listened to lots of stories.
The children's first full week at school. They all did brilliantly. They will be very tired from all the fun that they have had.
This week, we completed lots of Harvest activities. We also created our own portraits using fruit and vegetable pictures, inspired by the artist 'Giuseppe Arcimboldo'.
We have had lots of fun this week listening to stories and getting to know each other. Lots of children have shown their 'All about me' booklet to the class and they were confident to tell us about their book. They loved showing their pictures/photos to the class and describing what was happening in each picture.
We have sang songs, danced and had lots of messy play. The children stayed for lunch this week and they all did really well.
Have a nice weekend :)
Week 1: 06/09/21-10/09/21
Congratulations on your first week of school!
All of the children have done really well and are settling in nicely.
I am super proud of them all!
Throughout the week, we have listened to lots of stories whilst taking part in snack time. We have been playing lots of games and have been playing nicely with others, trying to learn each others' names.
We have practised lots of sharing and taking it in turns. We have drawn pictures of ourselves and some of us have painted a portrait. We have been outside, exploring our Reception garden where we have played with lots of the activities.
On Friday, we went on a walk around the school to see the other classes. We also went to see the lunch hall, library and visited Mrs Dicks in her office!
See you next week.
Please remember that all children will need to bring in a packed lunch (Please no fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate).
Have a lovely weekend